ARIMIDEX (anastrozole) tablets 28tablet 1mg


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Trade Name: Arimidex®

Anastrozole is the generic name for the trade name drug Arimidex®. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Arimidex® when referring to the generic drug name Anastrozole.

Drug Type:

Anastrozole is an anti-cancer hormone therapy. This medication is classified as a "non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor" (For more detail see "How Anastrozole Works" below).
What Anastrozole Is Used For:

    Anastrozole is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians sometimes elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it might be helpful.
How Anastrozole Is Given:

    Anastrozole is a pill, taken by mouth.
    You should take anastrozole at about the same time each day.
    You may take anastrozole with or without food.
    If you miss a dose of anastrozole, take it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for the next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up a missed dose.
    You should not stop taking anastozole without discussing with your physician, even if you feel well.

The amount of anastrozole that you will receive depends on many factors, including your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer or condition being treated. Your doctor will determine your dose and how long you will be taking anastrozole.
Side Effects:

Important things to remember about the side effects of anastrozole:

    Most people do not experience all of the anastrozole side effects listed.
    Anastrozole side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset, duration, and severity.
    Anastrozole side effects will improve after therapy is complete.
    Anastrozole side effects may be quite manageable: There are many options to help minimize or prevent the side effects of anastrozole.

The following side effects are common (occurring in greater than 30%) for patients taking Anastrozole:

    Hot Flashes
    Muscle/Joint pain
    Stomach upset

The following side effects are less common (occurring in 10-29%) for patients taking anastrozole:

    Decreased energy
    Mood disturbances
    Sore throat
    High blood pressure
    Osteoporosis (Weak bones)
    Back pain
    Insomnia (Trouble sleeping)
    Peripheral edema and lymphedema (fluid build-up)
    Dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
    Increased cough

Not all side effects are listed above, some that are rare (occurring in less than 10% of patients) are not listed here. However, you should always inform your health care provider if you experience any unusual symptoms.

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